Osceola County, IA

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Population

6,149

0.0812% decline

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$53,604

10.6% growth

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

3,197

2.83% decline

Median Property Value

$89,500

4.19% growth

About

In 2017, Osceola County, IA had a population of 6.15k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $53,604. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Osceola County, IA declined from 6,154 to 6,149, a -0.0812% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,457 to $53,604, a 10.6% increase.

The population of Osceola County, IA is 90.4% White Alone, 7.42% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.28% Black or African American Alone. 7.9% of the people in Osceola County, IA speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Osceola County, IA is $89,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.7%. Most people in Osceola County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Osceola County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Osceola County, IA employs 3.2k people. The largest industries in Osceola County, IA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (589 people), Manufacturing (493 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (491 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($53,672), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,156), and Construction ($42,639).

Median household income in Osceola County, IA is $53,604. Males in Osceola County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Osceola County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,604

2017 value

± $4,056

10.6%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Osceola County, IA have a median annual income of $53,604, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,457 in 2016, which represents a 10.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Osceola County, IA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Osceola County, IA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Osceola County, IA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Osceola County, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4602

  2. Census Tract 4601

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Osceola County, IA was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $52,955, followed by Census Tract 4601 and N/A, with respective values of $42,750 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Osceola County, IA (689 out of 6.05k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    673 ± 107

  2. Hispanic

    63 ± 64

  3. Black

    14 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Osceola County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.2k

2017 Value

± 228

-2.83%

1 Year decline

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Osceola County, IA declined at a rate of -2.83%, from 3.29k employees to 3.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Osceola County, IA, are Management Occupations (433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (295 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (287 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Osceola County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Osceola County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (295 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (287 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Osceola County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.3 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.7 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Osceola County, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,667), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,611), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.2k

2017 Value

± 228

-2.83%

1 Year decline

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Osceola County, IA declined at a rate of -2.83%, from 3.29k employees to 3.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Osceola County, IA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (589 people), Manufacturing (493 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (491 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Osceola County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Osceola County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Osceola County, IA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (589 people), Manufacturing (493 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (491 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Osceola County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15.6 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.52 times), and Construction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Osceola County, IA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($53,672), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,156), and Construction ($42,639).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery with $18.8B and Other ag prods. and $18.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.3% of the population of Osceola County, IA has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 0.677% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Osceola County, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Osceola County, IA see 2051 patients per year on average, which represents a 32% increase from the previous year (1554 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,051 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Osceola County, IA see an average of 2,051 patients per year. This represents a 32% increase from the previous year (1,554 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Osceola County, IA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.66%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

14.2%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

17.9%

Non-Group

0.677%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Osceola County, IA declined by 15.9% from 7.91% to 6.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Osceola County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Osceola County, IA is home to a population of 6.15k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.03% of Osceola County, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Osceola County, IA is composed of 5.56k White Alone residents (90.4%), 456 Hispanic or Latino residents (7.42%), 79 Black or African American Alone residents (1.28%), 47 Two or More Races residents (0.764%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0651%), 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0651%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0325%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Osceola County, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (397 speakers), Chinese (16 speakers), and Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (15 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Osceola County, IA was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Osceola County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Osceola County, IA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.03% of Osceola County, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Osceola County, IA was 4.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Osceola County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Osceola County, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Osceola County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Osceola County, IA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.56k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    456 ± 134

  3. Black or African American Alone

    79 ± 28

In 2017, there were 12.2 times more White Alone residents (5.56k people) in Osceola County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 456 Hispanic or Latino and 79 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Osceola County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    397 speakers (6.77%)

  2. Chinese

    16 speakers (0.273%)

  3. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    15 speakers (0.256%)

7.9% of Osceola County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Osceola County, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.77% of the overall population of Osceola County, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.273% speak Chinese and 0.256% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    142 ± 43

  2. Korea

    107 ± 37

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    43 ± 28

Osceola County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Osceola County, IA was $89,500 in 2017, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,900 to $89,500, a 4.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Osceola County, IA is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Osceola County, IA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Osceola County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,604

Median Household Income

± $4,056

2.62k

Number of Households

± 202

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.62k households in Osceola County, IA grew to $53,604 from the previous year's value of $48,457.

The following chart displays the households in Osceola County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$89,500

2017 Median

± $7,011

$85,900

2016 Median

± $5,371

In 2017, the median property value in Osceola County, IA grew to to $89,500 from the previous year's value of $85,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Osceola County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Osceola County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Osceola County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Osceola County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.7%

2017 Homeownership

74.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.7% of the housing units in Osceola County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Osceola County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Osceola County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Osceola County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Osceola County, IA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Osceola County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Osceola County, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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